Known Road Closures and Warnings updated 08/04/2020
* Not all closures may be listed
* If you encounter a closure not listed, please contact Tony M.: tony10speed@yahoo.com

Road Closures/Hazards

Tour#DescriptionCommentsStartEndLocation
1159Station Road Closure, ReadingtonBridge Out (Closed for Repairs)2020-05-152020-12-01MAP
1139Upper Creek Rd / Featherbed Rd, near SergeantsvilleWatch for loose gravel on downhill2019-09-03MAP
18Amwell Road, Somerset CountyRoad Work with single lanes and occasional closures2020-03-152020-12-31MAP
47Barley Sheaf Rd ClosureBridge Out (Closed for Repairs)2020-08-172020-12-31MAP
50Stony Brook Road from Hummingbird Rd to River RdPoor road conditions2018-09-25MAP
50Station Road Closure, ReadingtonBridge Out (Closed for Repairs)2020-05-152020-12-01MAP
58Station Road Closure, ReadingtonBridge Out (Closed for Repairs)2020-05-152020-12-01MAP
58Stony Brook Road from Hummingbird Rd to River RdPoor road conditions2018-09-25MAP
59Station Road Closure, ReadingtonBridge Out (Closed for Repairs)2020-05-152020-12-01MAP
59Stony Brook Road from Hummingbird Rd to River RdPoor road conditions2018-09-25MAP
76Station Road Closure, ReadingtonBridge Out (Closed for Repairs)2020-05-152020-12-01MAP
78Station Road Closure, ReadingtonBridge Out (Closed for Repairs)2020-05-152020-12-01MAP
80Station Road Closure, ReadingtonBridge Out (Closed for Repairs)2020-05-152020-12-01MAP
80Stony Brook Road from Hummingbird Rd to River RdPoor road conditions2018-09-25MAP
96Amwell Road, Somerset CountyRoad Work with single lanes and occasional closures2020-03-152020-12-31MAP
114Barley Sheaf Rd ClosureBridge Out (Closed for Repairs)2020-08-172020-12-31MAP
150Douglas Rd between Liberty Corner Rd & Mine BrookBridge Out (Closed for Repairs)2020-07-272020-12-27MAP
151Amwell Road, Somerset CountyRoad Work with single lanes and occasional closures2020-03-152020-12-31MAP
662Douglas Rd between Liberty Corner Rd & Mine BrookBridge Out (Closed for Repairs)2020-07-272020-12-27MAP
183Pennsylvania Ave: New Intersection PatternQL then QR on Case Blvd in either direction to connect with River Rd2018-07-16MAP
189Barley Sheaf Rd ClosureBridge Out (Closed for Repairs)2020-08-172020-12-31MAP
194E Fox Chase Rd, ChesterSome rough pavement uphill2016-11-03MAP
204Douglas Rd between Liberty Corner Rd & Mine BrookBridge Out (Closed for Repairs)2020-07-272020-12-27MAP
214Douglas Rd between Liberty Corner Rd & Mine BrookBridge Out (Closed for Repairs)2020-07-272020-12-27MAP
223Amwell Road, Somerset CountyRoad Work with single lanes and occasional closures2020-03-152020-12-31MAP
227Station Road Closure, ReadingtonBridge Out (Closed for Repairs)2020-05-152020-12-01MAP
229Stony Brook Road from Hummingbird Rd to River RdPoor road conditions2018-09-25MAP
234Pennsylvania Ave: New Intersection PatternQL then QR on Case Blvd in either direction to connect with River Rd2018-07-16MAP
234Upper Creek Rd / Featherbed Rd, near SergeantsvilleWatch for loose gravel on downhill2019-09-03MAP
235Upper Creek Rd / Featherbed Rd, near SergeantsvilleWatch for loose gravel on downhill2019-09-03MAP
236Barley Sheaf Rd ClosureBridge Out (Closed for Repairs)2020-08-172020-12-31MAP
254Amwell Road, Somerset CountyRoad Work with single lanes and occasional closures2020-03-152020-12-31MAP
288Barley Sheaf Rd ClosureBridge Out (Closed for Repairs)2020-08-172020-12-31MAP
309Upper Creek Rd / Featherbed Rd, near SergeantsvilleWatch for loose gravel on downhill2019-09-03MAP
316Douglas Rd between Liberty Corner Rd & Mine BrookBridge Out (Closed for Repairs)2020-07-272020-12-27MAP
332Station Road Closure, ReadingtonBridge Out (Closed for Repairs)2020-05-152020-12-01MAP
333Stony Brook Road from Hummingbird Rd to River RdPoor road conditions2018-09-25MAP
333Pennsylvania Ave: New Intersection PatternQL then QR on Case Blvd in either direction to connect with River Rd2018-07-16MAP
333Station Road Closure, ReadingtonBridge Out (Closed for Repairs)2020-05-152020-12-01MAP
333Barley Sheaf Rd ClosureBridge Out (Closed for Repairs)2020-08-172020-12-31MAP
334Barley Sheaf Rd ClosureBridge Out (Closed for Repairs)2020-08-172020-12-31MAP
334Station Road Closure, ReadingtonBridge Out (Closed for Repairs)2020-05-152020-12-01MAP
335Stony Brook Road from Hummingbird Rd to River RdPoor road conditions2018-09-25MAP
362Station Road Closure, ReadingtonBridge Out (Closed for Repairs)2020-05-152020-12-01MAP
389Upper Creek Rd / Featherbed Rd, near SergeantsvilleWatch for loose gravel on downhill2019-09-03MAP
428Amwell Road, Somerset CountyRoad Work with single lanes and occasional closures2020-03-152020-12-31MAP
479Station Road Closure, ReadingtonBridge Out (Closed for Repairs)2020-05-152020-12-01MAP
480Stony Brook Road from Hummingbird Rd to River RdPoor road conditions2018-09-25MAP
480Station Road Closure, ReadingtonBridge Out (Closed for Repairs)2020-05-152020-12-01MAP
509CR 629 Between Old Mountain Rd & Lebanon Stanton RdRoad Closure2019-11-112021-06-01MAP
510Amwell Road, Somerset CountyRoad Work with single lanes and occasional closures2020-03-152020-12-31MAP
512Pennsylvania Ave: New Intersection PatternQL then QR on Case Blvd in either direction to connect with River Rd2018-07-16MAP
515Station Road Closure, ReadingtonBridge Out (Closed for Repairs)2020-05-152020-12-01MAP
517Amwell Road, Somerset CountyRoad Work with single lanes and occasional closures2020-03-152020-12-31MAP
526Barley Sheaf Rd ClosureBridge Out (Closed for Repairs)2020-08-172020-12-31MAP
542Amwell Road, Somerset CountyRoad Work with single lanes and occasional closures2020-03-152020-12-31MAP
551Stony Brook Road from Hummingbird Rd to River RdPoor road conditions2018-09-25MAP
551Station Road Closure, ReadingtonBridge Out (Closed for Repairs)2020-05-152020-12-01MAP
555Amwell Road, Somerset CountyRoad Work with single lanes and occasional closures2020-03-152020-12-31MAP
563Amwell Road, Somerset CountyRoad Work with single lanes and occasional closures2020-03-152020-12-31MAP
564CR 629 Between Old Mountain Rd & Lebanon Stanton RdRoad Closure2019-11-112021-06-01MAP
565Amwell Road, Somerset CountyRoad Work with single lanes and occasional closures2020-03-152020-12-31MAP
570Station Road Closure, ReadingtonBridge Out (Closed for Repairs)2020-05-152020-12-01MAP
577Stony Brook Road from Hummingbird Rd to River RdPoor road conditions2018-09-25MAP
578Stony Brook Road from Hummingbird Rd to River RdPoor road conditions2018-09-25MAP
579Amwell Road, Somerset CountyRoad Work with single lanes and occasional closures2020-03-152020-12-31MAP
580Amwell Road, Somerset CountyRoad Work with single lanes and occasional closures2020-03-152020-12-31MAP
581Amwell Road, Somerset CountyRoad Work with single lanes and occasional closures2020-03-152020-12-31MAP
597CR 629 Between Old Mountain Rd & Lebanon Stanton RdRoad Closure2019-11-112021-06-01MAP
601CR 629 Between Old Mountain Rd & Lebanon Stanton RdRoad Closure2019-11-112021-06-01MAP
612Douglas Rd between Liberty Corner Rd & Mine BrookBridge Out (Closed for Repairs)2020-07-272020-12-27MAP
617Station Road Closure, ReadingtonBridge Out (Closed for Repairs)2020-05-152020-12-01MAP
623Amwell Road, Somerset CountyRoad Work with single lanes and occasional closures2020-03-152020-12-31MAP
635Barley Sheaf Rd ClosureBridge Out (Closed for Repairs)2020-08-172020-12-31MAP
635Station Road Closure, ReadingtonBridge Out (Closed for Repairs)2020-05-152020-12-01MAP
636Barley Sheaf Rd ClosureBridge Out (Closed for Repairs)2020-08-172020-12-31MAP
638CR 629 Between Old Mountain Rd & Lebanon Stanton RdRoad Closure2019-11-112021-06-01MAP
639Amwell Road, Somerset CountyRoad Work with single lanes and occasional closures2020-03-152020-12-31MAP
648Barley Sheaf Rd ClosureBridge Out (Closed for Repairs)2020-08-172020-12-31MAP
648Pennsylvania Ave: New Intersection PatternQL then QR on Case Blvd in either direction to connect with River Rd2018-07-16MAP
648Upper Creek Rd / Featherbed Rd, near SergeantsvilleWatch for loose gravel on downhill2019-09-03MAP
657Amwell Road, Somerset CountyRoad Work with single lanes and occasional closures2020-03-152020-12-31MAP
658Amwell Road, Somerset CountyRoad Work with single lanes and occasional closures2020-03-152020-12-31MAP
659Amwell Road, Somerset CountyRoad Work with single lanes and occasional closures2020-03-152020-12-31MAP
660Amwell Road, Somerset CountyRoad Work with single lanes and occasional closures2020-03-152020-12-31MAP
668Amwell Road, Somerset CountyRoad Work with single lanes and occasional closures2020-03-152020-12-31MAP
670Amwell Road, Somerset CountyRoad Work with single lanes and occasional closures2020-03-152020-12-31MAP
674Amwell Road, Somerset CountyRoad Work with single lanes and occasional closures2020-03-152020-12-31MAP
675Amwell Road, Somerset CountyRoad Work with single lanes and occasional closures2020-03-152020-12-31MAP
798Stony Brook Road from Hummingbird Rd to River RdPoor road conditions2018-09-25MAP
772Barley Sheaf Rd ClosureBridge Out (Closed for Repairs)2020-08-172020-12-31MAP
690Douglas Rd between Liberty Corner Rd & Mine BrookBridge Out (Closed for Repairs)2020-07-272020-12-27MAP
692Thatcher Hill Rd., FlemingtonCAUTION: Potholes near bottom of Hill2017-04-04MAP
692Pennsylvania Ave: New Intersection PatternQL then QR on Case Blvd in either direction to connect with River Rd2018-07-16MAP
692Barley Sheaf Rd ClosureBridge Out (Closed for Repairs)2020-08-172020-12-31MAP
695Barley Sheaf Rd ClosureBridge Out (Closed for Repairs)2020-08-172020-12-31MAP
698Station Road Closure, ReadingtonBridge Out (Closed for Repairs)2020-05-152020-12-01MAP
698Barley Sheaf Rd ClosureBridge Out (Closed for Repairs)2020-08-172020-12-31MAP
698Stony Brook Road from Hummingbird Rd to River RdPoor road conditions2018-09-25MAP
699Amwell Road, Somerset CountyRoad Work with single lanes and occasional closures2020-03-152020-12-31MAP
702Amwell Road, Somerset CountyRoad Work with single lanes and occasional closures2020-03-152020-12-31MAP
704Amwell Road, Somerset CountyRoad Work with single lanes and occasional closures2020-03-152020-12-31MAP
733Stony Brook Road from Hummingbird Rd to River RdPoor road conditions2018-09-25MAP
742Stony Brook Road from Hummingbird Rd to River RdPoor road conditions2018-09-25MAP
742Station Road Closure, ReadingtonBridge Out (Closed for Repairs)2020-05-152020-12-01MAP
747Amwell Road, Somerset CountyRoad Work with single lanes and occasional closures2020-03-152020-12-31MAP
765CR 629 Between Old Mountain Rd & Lebanon Stanton RdRoad Closure2019-11-112021-06-01MAP
765Upper Creek Rd / Featherbed Rd, near SergeantsvilleWatch for loose gravel on downhill2019-09-03MAP
771E Fox Chase Rd, ChesterSome rough pavement uphill2016-11-03MAP
774CR 629 Between Old Mountain Rd & Lebanon Stanton RdRoad Closure2019-11-112021-06-01MAP
774Cold Springs Road near Pottersville and OldwickCAUTION: Narrow, gravel at edges, watch for oncoming cars2014-11-12MAP
792CR 629 Between Old Mountain Rd & Lebanon Stanton RdRoad Closure2019-11-112021-06-01MAP
797Stony Brook Road from Hummingbird Rd to River RdPoor road conditions2018-09-25MAP
797Barley Sheaf Rd ClosureBridge Out (Closed for Repairs)2020-08-172020-12-31MAP
797Station Road Closure, ReadingtonBridge Out (Closed for Repairs)2020-05-152020-12-01MAP
802Cold Springs Road near Pottersville and OldwickCAUTION: Narrow, gravel at edges, watch for oncoming cars2014-11-12MAP
804Amwell Road, Somerset CountyRoad Work with single lanes and occasional closures2020-03-152020-12-31MAP
817CR 629 Between Old Mountain Rd & Lebanon Stanton RdRoad Closure2019-11-112021-06-01MAP
820CR 629 Between Old Mountain Rd & Lebanon Stanton RdRoad Closure2019-11-112021-06-01MAP
847Station Road Closure, ReadingtonBridge Out (Closed for Repairs)2020-05-152020-12-01MAP
857Amwell Road, Somerset CountyRoad Work with single lanes and occasional closures2020-03-152020-12-31MAP
855Amwell Road, Somerset CountyRoad Work with single lanes and occasional closures2020-03-152020-12-31MAP
858Amwell Road, Somerset CountyRoad Work with single lanes and occasional closures2020-03-152020-12-31MAP
887E Fox Chase Rd, ChesterSome rough pavement uphill2016-11-03MAP
873Station Road Closure, ReadingtonBridge Out (Closed for Repairs)2020-05-152020-12-01MAP
875Barley Sheaf Rd ClosureBridge Out (Closed for Repairs)2020-08-172020-12-31MAP
881Amwell Road, Somerset CountyRoad Work with single lanes and occasional closures2020-03-152020-12-31MAP
883Pennsylvania Ave: New Intersection PatternQL then QR on Case Blvd in either direction to connect with River Rd2018-07-16MAP
884Barley Sheaf Rd ClosureBridge Out (Closed for Repairs)2020-08-172020-12-31MAP
884Station Road Closure, ReadingtonBridge Out (Closed for Repairs)2020-05-152020-12-01MAP
890Amwell Road, Somerset CountyRoad Work with single lanes and occasional closures2020-03-152020-12-31MAP
897Station Road Closure, ReadingtonBridge Out (Closed for Repairs)2020-05-152020-12-01MAP
892Station Road Closure, ReadingtonBridge Out (Closed for Repairs)2020-05-152020-12-01MAP
892Stony Brook Road from Hummingbird Rd to River RdPoor road conditions2018-09-25MAP
904Cold Springs Road near Pottersville and OldwickCAUTION: Narrow, gravel at edges, watch for oncoming cars2014-11-12MAP
905Station Road Closure, ReadingtonBridge Out (Closed for Repairs)2020-05-152020-12-01MAP
905Stony Brook Road from Hummingbird Rd to River RdPoor road conditions2018-09-25MAP
906Station Road Closure, ReadingtonBridge Out (Closed for Repairs)2020-05-152020-12-01MAP
906Barley Sheaf Rd ClosureBridge Out (Closed for Repairs)2020-08-172020-12-31MAP
910CR 629 Between Old Mountain Rd & Lebanon Stanton RdRoad Closure2019-11-112021-06-01MAP
912E Fox Chase Rd, ChesterSome rough pavement uphill2016-11-03MAP
934Pennsylvania Ave: New Intersection PatternQL then QR on Case Blvd in either direction to connect with River Rd2018-07-16MAP
934Upper Creek Rd / Featherbed Rd, near SergeantsvilleWatch for loose gravel on downhill2019-09-03MAP
1022Pennsylvania Ave: New Intersection PatternQL then QR on Case Blvd in either direction to connect with River Rd2018-07-16MAP
1022Upper Creek Rd / Featherbed Rd, near SergeantsvilleWatch for loose gravel on downhill2019-09-03MAP
1064Aquetong Rd, Solebury, PABridge Closed Indefinitely2019-07-16MAP
1065Upper Creek Rd / Featherbed Rd, near SergeantsvilleWatch for loose gravel on downhill2019-09-03MAP
1081Barley Sheaf Rd ClosureBridge Out (Closed for Repairs)2020-08-172020-12-31MAP
1081Pennsylvania Ave: New Intersection PatternQL then QR on Case Blvd in either direction to connect with River Rd2018-07-16MAP
1090Amwell Road, Somerset CountyRoad Work with single lanes and occasional closures2020-03-152020-12-31MAP
945Amwell Road, Somerset CountyRoad Work with single lanes and occasional closures2020-03-152020-12-31MAP
957Douglas Rd between Liberty Corner Rd & Mine BrookBridge Out (Closed for Repairs)2020-07-272020-12-27MAP
970Upper Creek Rd / Featherbed Rd, near SergeantsvilleWatch for loose gravel on downhill2019-09-03MAP
967Amwell Road, Somerset CountyRoad Work with single lanes and occasional closures2020-03-152020-12-31MAP
968CR 629 Between Old Mountain Rd & Lebanon Stanton RdRoad Closure2019-11-112021-06-01MAP
968Barley Sheaf Rd ClosureBridge Out (Closed for Repairs)2020-08-172020-12-31MAP
1087CR 629 Between Old Mountain Rd & Lebanon Stanton RdRoad Closure2019-11-112021-06-01MAP
989Barley Sheaf Rd ClosureBridge Out (Closed for Repairs)2020-08-172020-12-31MAP
1020Station Road Closure, ReadingtonBridge Out (Closed for Repairs)2020-05-152020-12-01MAP
1059Barley Sheaf Rd ClosureBridge Out (Closed for Repairs)2020-08-172020-12-31MAP
1002CR 629 Between Old Mountain Rd & Lebanon Stanton RdRoad Closure2019-11-112021-06-01MAP
1011CR 629 Between Old Mountain Rd & Lebanon Stanton RdRoad Closure2019-11-112021-06-01MAP
1012Station Road Closure, ReadingtonBridge Out (Closed for Repairs)2020-05-152020-12-01MAP
1013CR 629 Between Old Mountain Rd & Lebanon Stanton RdRoad Closure2019-11-112021-06-01MAP
1013Barley Sheaf Rd ClosureBridge Out (Closed for Repairs)2020-08-172020-12-31MAP
1014CR 629 Between Old Mountain Rd & Lebanon Stanton RdRoad Closure2019-11-112021-06-01MAP
1015Station Road Closure, ReadingtonBridge Out (Closed for Repairs)2020-05-152020-12-01MAP
1017CR 629 Between Old Mountain Rd & Lebanon Stanton RdRoad Closure2019-11-112021-06-01MAP
1043Amwell Road, Somerset CountyRoad Work with single lanes and occasional closures2020-03-152020-12-31MAP
1061Amwell Road, Somerset CountyRoad Work with single lanes and occasional closures2020-03-152020-12-31MAP
1047Station Road Closure, ReadingtonBridge Out (Closed for Repairs)2020-05-152020-12-01MAP
1050Amwell Road, Somerset CountyRoad Work with single lanes and occasional closures2020-03-152020-12-31MAP
1053Amwell Road, Somerset CountyRoad Work with single lanes and occasional closures2020-03-152020-12-31MAP
1055Barley Sheaf Rd ClosureBridge Out (Closed for Repairs)2020-08-172020-12-31MAP
1091Barley Sheaf Rd ClosureBridge Out (Closed for Repairs)2020-08-172020-12-31MAP
1097CR 629 Between Old Mountain Rd & Lebanon Stanton RdRoad Closure2019-11-112021-06-01MAP
1101Barley Sheaf Rd ClosureBridge Out (Closed for Repairs)2020-08-172020-12-31MAP
1104Barley Sheaf Rd ClosureBridge Out (Closed for Repairs)2020-08-172020-12-31MAP
1111Barley Sheaf Rd ClosureBridge Out (Closed for Repairs)2020-08-172020-12-31MAP
1112Upper Creek Rd / Featherbed Rd, near SergeantsvilleWatch for loose gravel on downhill2019-09-03MAP
1114Barley Sheaf Rd ClosureBridge Out (Closed for Repairs)2020-08-172020-12-31MAP
1119Barley Sheaf Rd ClosureBridge Out (Closed for Repairs)2020-08-172020-12-31MAP
1123Upper Creek Rd / Featherbed Rd, near SergeantsvilleWatch for loose gravel on downhill2019-09-03MAP
1123Pennsylvania Ave: New Intersection PatternQL then QR on Case Blvd in either direction to connect with River Rd2018-07-16MAP

Road Day & Evening

When choosing the pace you want to do, please consider:

    • if you are new to the club it is better to start with a slower pace and your work your way up to faster paces
    • choose the right pace for you on that day and don’t pigeon-hole yourself into a single pace classification. Factors impacting your pace include
    • terrain
    • how much you have been riding
    • who you are riding with
    • your conditioning
    • distance – note that you should increase the maximum length of your rides gradually. It is recommended that you do not attempt a ride any longer than 20% more than your longest ride of the season.

Pace classifications use average speed, which is the total distance divided by the moving time. This is the average speed reported by most by bicycle computers, although you might have to adjust the options to exclude time while not moving. It is critical to realize that your average speed is significantly less (typically 3/4 or less) than your “cruising” speed on flat terrain.

 

DAYTIME PACES  (Updated: April 2015)

Pace

Minimum Average Speed

 

  Description

A

18+ mph

Hard fast riding, few stops, slower riders will be dropped, frequent pace lines.

B+

17 mph

For very fit cyclists, slower riders will be dropped, leader rides at listed pace, occasional pace lines.

B

16 mph

For fit cyclists, terrain varies, up to 30 miles between rest stops. Leader sweeps no slower than 16 mph.  BUT if there is a concurrent identical (same tour #, same start time) C+ ride, or the ride leader has posted “no sweep” in the ride comments, the leader rides a B pace and does not sweep.

C+

14.5 mph

For accomplished cyclists, terrain varies, up to 30 miles between rest stops, leader sweeps no slower than 14.5 mph. If there is a concurrent identical (same tour #, same start time) C ride, the Ride Leader may choose not to sweep and depend on the C ride to look after slower C+ riders.

C

13 mph

For accomplished cyclists, terrain varies, up to 30 miles between rest stops, leader sweeps no slower than 13 mph.

D+

11 mph

For experienced cyclists who want an easier pace, up to 20 miles between rest stops, leader sweeps no slower than 11 mph.

D

9 mph

Relaxed riding for experienced cyclists, easier terrain, up to 15 miles between rest stops, leader sweeps no slower than 9 mph (typically no longer than 35 miles and on terrain not more difficult than C+).

CA(Casual)

Casual

Relaxed riding, no steep hills, frequent stops, group stays together.

S (Special)

varies

Special ride. Click on ‘More’ (after login) to read special comments.

EVENING TRAINING RIDE PACES
Paces for evening rides have a T prefix to indicate that they are “training” rides. Training means that the rides are typically shorter, do not have rest stops and riders generally ride at a faster average compared to day rides.

Pace

Average Speed

 

  Description

TA

18+ mph

Hard fast riding, few stops, slower riders will be dropped, frequent pace lines.

TB

16.5+ mph

For very fit cyclists, slower riders will be dropped, leader rides at listed pace, occasional pace lines

TC

15+ mph

For accomplished cyclists, terrain varies, leader sweeps no slower than 15 mph.

TD

13+ mph

For experienced cyclists, leader sweeps no slower than 13 mph

TE

11+ mph

For any cyclists who can average 11 mph and ride the posted distance without a rest stop, leader sweeps no slower than 11 mph

 

Ride leaders on A, B+, B, TA and TB rides are not required to sweep, so riders on such rides should either be confident that they can keep up with the pace of the group or be comfortable riding independently.

Ride Leaders on C+, C, D+, D, TC, TD and TE pace rides are required to sweep. However, riders on those rides must be able to average at least that minimum speed, making only the scheduled rest stops, or they may be dropped.

TERRAIN RATINGS:

The terrain rating for a tour is determined by “average climb”. That is the total climb, as determined by ridewithgps.com as per the club’s map of the tour, divided by the length of the tour. Total climb is the total uphill climb ignoring the downhills. Note that the total climb as reported by ridewithgps.com is almost always lower than the climb reported by bike computers doing a route. That difference is “built into” the classifications below.

    • The ratings are:
    • Rating   Average Climb (ft/mile)
    • A           greater than 75
    • B           50 to 75
    • C+         40 to 50
    • C           25 to 40
    • D           less than 25

Two tours with the same terrain classification may have very different terrain profiles. For example one C+ terrain route may be relatively flat with one big climb, while another C+ terrain route may have lots of “rollers” but no big climbs. The best way to determine the type of terrain a route covers is to click the “MAP” link for the ride from the ride schedule and look at the terrain profile at the bottom of the ridewithGPS.com page for that tour.

Path & Trail Rides

ALL PATH AND TRAIL RIDES ARE SCHEDULED DURING FULL DAYLIGHT HOURS

     PACE: Varies with type, terrain and group. 
  • MB   Mountain bike required  (Bike with 26-inch or 29-inch knobby tires, flat bars)

  • HB   For MB’s or Hybrids (road-sized frame with flat bars, wide tires, pedals that allow EZ off and on)  Tires should be at least 28mm or 1 1/2 inches wide; some road bikes will accept 28mm tires, but road bikes not recommended.

   TERRAIN:

    For MB  rides (Trail)
  • HT     Highly technical – may include steep climbs/descents, very rocky, large intentional obstacles, drop-offs – for very experienced riders only

  • MT     Moderately technical – may include some steep climbs/descents, water crossings, some rocks or roots – for lower intermediate riders and up

  • NT     Not technical – relatively smooth hard pack with few or no steep hills or obstacles – riders of all abilities

   For HB  rides (Path)
  • NH     Not technical for hybrid bikes. All HB rides will have an NH terrain rating. Trails are generally hard pack and may be partially paved – riders of all abilities. Road bikes with 28 mm tires OK, but hybrid still better.